Dedicate a tree in Jutland Wood and create a living Naval memorial
Join our most exciting and ambitious woodland creation project to create a living memorial to the First World War.
Langley Vale in Surrey will be home to our English Centenary Wood, where we are creating a special living memorial called Jutland Wood to recognise the Navy’s contribution to the UK past and present.
Standing proudly will be a grove of trees planted in dedication to all of the Navy personnel who served in the conflict - ensuring the land remembers those who fought for their country at sea. You can contribute to the memorial by dedicating a tree at Jutland Wood.
Jutland Wood is named after the Battle of Jutland, fought in the North Sea off the coast of the Jutland peninsula, Denmark in 1916. Some 6,097 trees will be planted – representing the 6,097 British serviceman killed in the battle – but the wood will serve as poignant place of recognition for all naval personnel, a lasting legacy to the entire navy’s contribution to our country.
Dedicate a tree at Jutland Wood and create a living, thriving memorial that will ensure the sacrifice of every serviceman is never forgotten.
- £1950 plants and establishes a ‘Naval Oak’ to represent each of the 14 ships sunk in the battle including HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable. Each of the 14 semi-mature oaks will be marked with a porthole, the name of the ship and the number of crew lost.
- £15,000 plants and dedicates an acre grove of 700+ trees in honour of the four Victoria Cross recipients; Major Francis Harvey, Commander Loftus Jones, Commander Edward Bingham and John Cornwell.
- £50,000 creates a place of remembrance – at the end of the avenue visitors will find a clearing in the shape of a ship enclosed by a laid hedge with two simple benches for contemplation, carved with the dates of the battle. The central feature of this area will be a sculpture of a sailor, representing sailors in 1916 and 2016, ‘remembering the past, looking to the future 1916-2016’